"The dispute over driving bans and higher fines is no longer comprehensible for the population and leads to a considerable loss of confidence and great uncertainty," said ADAC traffic president Gerhard Hillebrand to the newspapers of the Funke media group (Wednesday editions). On Friday, the Federal Council is to deal with changes to the road traffic regulations.
Hillebrand advocated accepting the compromise proposal, which the Federal Council's transport and interior committees had already approved. “The present compromise proposal also differentiates according to the risk situation. That makes sense from the point of view of the ADAC ”, said Hillebrand. The most controversial point in the amended catalog of fines is the threat of driving license revocation if motorists drive at least 21 kilometers per hour in urban areas and at least 26 kilometers an hour outside of urban areas. The regulation adopted in April was suspended due to a formal error. The Greens want to fix the mistake, the compromise proposal by the Union and the SPD, however, provides that driving bans in these speed violations should only threaten in front of schools and daycare centers. “Nobody can tolerate lawns in front of kindergartens or schools - just as little recklessness towards cyclists and other road users,” said Hillebrand. However, he considers a general ban on speeding over 21 kilometers per hour in urban areas to be excessive. "From my point of view it is also clear that not everyone who overlooks a speed limit once is a notorious speeder," said the ADAC traffic president.